Lockheed Martin today announced it will provide two ‘gap-filler’ radar systems to the Romanian Ministry of Defence (MoD) under a contract worth $12 million.
According to Lockheed Martin, Romania will use the Multi Mission Surveillance Radar (MMSR) systems together with five existing AN/FPS-117 radar systems in a dual-use mode to monitor airspace in and around the country.
The MMSR will act as a ‘gap-filler’ radar, augmenting the coverage of the fixed-site radars to supply a more complete air surveillance capability.
Lockheed Martin will produce the mobile radar systems for Romania at its facility in Syracuse in co-operation with the Romanian MoD and industry specialists.
The MMSR system is a variant of the Air Surveillance and Precision Approach Radar Control System (ASPARCS) and is capable of air surveillance over a radius of 100 nautical miles.